Quotations About / On:
The state is a creation of nature and man is by nature a political animal.
(Aristotle (384-323 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Politics 1.2; 1253a2-3, The Complete Works of Aristotle, trans. by Jowett, ed. Jonathan Barnes, Princeton, Princeton University Press (1985).)
Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.
(Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher. Originally published in Parerga and Paralipomena, vol. 2 (1851). "On Women," Essays and Aphorisms, Penguin (1970).)
Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.
(Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in A Study in Scarlet, ch. 5 (1888).)
We cannot remember too often that when we observe nature, and especially the ordering of nature, it is always ourselves alone we are observing.
(G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook J," aph. 65, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).)
No man is by nature the property of another. The defendant is, therefore, by nature free.
(Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. (Originally published 1791). Boswell's Life of Johnson, September 23, 1777, p. 878, Oxford University Press (1980).
Comment on legal case concerning a Jamaican slave.)
It is easy to replace man, and it will take no great time, when Nature has lapsed, to replace Nature.
(Alice Meynell (1847-1922), British poet, essayist. "The True Colour of Life," Essays (1914).)
The phenomenon of nature is more splendid than the daily events of nature, certainly, so then the twentieth century is splendid.
(Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Picasso, Batsford (1938).)
Nature's grudge is beyond tolerance.
(From my poem 'Global Warming'.)
Nature is boss, you not.
Sentimentality about nature denatures everything it touches.
(Jane Jacobs (b. 1916), U.S. urban analyst. The Death and Life of Great American Cities, ch. 22 (1961).)